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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Jack CIty (1991)









































Starring:

Storyline
Drug tycoon Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) and his minions, known collectively as the Cash Money Brothers, have rapidly risen to the top of the New York City narcotics trade. Under Nino's heartless leadership, the drug operation has grown into a multimillion-dollar empire. Scotty (Ice-T) and Nick (Judd Nelson), two police officers who know their way around the streets of Harlem, aim to bring Nino and his cohorts down. To do so, though, they'll have to play by Nino's rules and go undercover. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hollywood Shuffle (1987)


Starring:

  • Robert Townsend
  • Craigus R. Johnson
  • Helen Martin
  • Starletta DuPois

IMDB.com
An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.

CB4 (1993)


Starring:

  • Chris Rock
  • Allen Payne
  • Deezer D
  • Chris Elliott
  • Phil Hartman
  • Charles Q. Murphy
  • Khandi Alexander

IMDB.com
A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't appear to know as much about rap music as they claim... but a lack of musical ability in an artist never hurts sales, does it? You've just got to play the part of a rap star...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Harlem Nights (1989)


Starring:

  • Eddie Murphy
  • Richard Pryor
  • Redd Foxx
  • Danny Aiello
  • Michael Lerner
  • Della Reese
  • Berlinda Tolbert
  • Stan Shaw
  • Jasmine Guy

IMDB.com
"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair!

Bebe's Kids (1992)


Starring:

  • Faizon Love
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway
  • Wayne Collins
  • Jonell Green
  • Marques Houston
  • Tone Loc
  • Myra J.
  • Nell Carter

IMDB.com
Robin Harris recounting his disastrous first date with the beautiful girl named Jamika. Tagging along for the date are Jamika's mild-mannered son Leon and Jamika's friend Bebe's three rude, crude, and obnoxious kids to a theme park called Fun World. Chaos ensues when Bebe's kids enter the theme park with adventures including being chased by a group of government agents, destroying the Titanic, and being on trial. Also causing trouble when a first date turns sour due to interference by Harris' alimony-demanding ex-wife Dorthea and her best friend Vivian

Strictly Business (1991)







































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Storyline
Mailroom clerk Bobby (Davidson) wants a fast track to the executive suite, and opportunity knocks when buttoned-down middle manager Waymon (Phillips) agrees to recommend Bobby for the firm's management trainee program. The catch: Bobby must introduce Waymon to the drop-dead gorgeous Natalie (Berry). From then on, the only thing that can go wrong is everything.

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